Dr Clare Butler
Senior Lecturer in Work and Employment
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- Address: Newcastle University Business School
5 Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Clare is Senior Lecturer in Work and Employment at Newcastle University Business School. Taking a sociological approach to the study of work, her research explores how regulation is practiced and experienced at work; recent studies have considered professionalism and discrimination.
She has published articles in a range of journals, including Work, Employment and Society, Accounting Education, International Journal of Educational Research, Sociology of Health and Illness, and New Technology, Work and Employment.
She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), member of the British Sociological Association (BSA) and British Academy of Management (BAM), and sits on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment and Society (WES).
Clare's research interests focus on regulation and work; professionalism; workplace discrimination; and qualitative research methods.
Human Resource Management, Work and Employment (HRMWE)
Professions, Work and Organization (PWO)
Dominic Barker Trust - Apr 2014 to Mar 2015 - Principal Investigator, 'The work of speech and language therapists'.
Higher Education Academy (HEA) Teaching Development Grant - Aug 2012 to Jul 2013 - Principal Investigator, 'The Probabilities of Communication' - see HEA blog
Dominic Barker Trust - Jan 2012 to Sep 2012 - Principal Investigator, 'Stammering and the Workplace'
Jan 2017 to Dec 2019 - Editorial Board Member of the journal Work, Employment and Society
Jan 2015 to Dec 2016 - Associate Board Member of the journal Work, Employment and Society
Nominated for 2015 SAGE prize for Innovation/Excellence for paper: 'Wanted - straight talkers: stammering and aesthetic labour'
Reviewer for British Journal of Management, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Policy & Politics, Local Government Studies, Studies in Higher Education, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Academy of Management, British Journal of Sociology, European Management Journal, Organization, Gender, Work & Organization, Human Relations
The British Sociological Association reported on Clare's work - 'employer's routinely discriminate against people who stammer' - click to download pdf
Clare's research highlighting the challenges for people who stammer, both in the educational environment and at the workplace, has featured in The Guardian, The Independent and on BBC radio.
Keywords: aesthetic labour, discrimination, professionalism, qualitative research methods, regulation, work
Academic Year 2017/2018
BUS2010 - People, Management and Workplaces (UG) - Module leader
BUS3051 - Management Studies Dissertation (UG)
NBS8385 - HRM and Society (PG)
NBS8500 - Dissertation (PG)
Dissertation supervisor (UG and PG)
- Butler C, Haynes K. ‘Passionate and professional’: reconciling logics in public service accounting. Public Money & Management 2018, 38(2), 121-131.
- Butler C. Being appropriately professional: the interaction between professionalism, ICT and knowledge transfer. New Technology, Work and Employment 2016, 31(2), 132-145.
- Butler C. The probability evaluation game: an instrument to highlight the skill of reflexive listening. Accounting Education 2016, 25(2), 107-123.
- Butler C. Making interview transcripts real: the reader's response. Work, Employment and Society 2015, 29(1), 166-176.
- Butler C, Harris J. Pills, ills and the ugly face of aesthetic labour: 'They should've discriminated against me'. Work, Employment and Society 2015, 29(3), 508-516.
- Butler C, Doherty AM, Finniear J, Hill S. Alone in the back-office: the isolation of those who care to support public services. Work, Employment and Society 2015, 29(4), 624-640.
- Butler C. Wanted – straight talkers: stammering and aesthetic labour. Work, Employment and Society 2014, 28(5), 718-734.
- Butler C, Finniear J, Doherty AM, Hill S. Exploring identity: a figurative character image-elicitation approach. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management 2014, 9(2), 151-168.
- Butler C. Identity and stammering: negotiating hesitation, side-stepping repetition, and sometimes avoiding deviation. Sociology of Health & Illness 2013, 35(8), 1113-1127.
- Butler C. 'University?... hell no!': Stammering through education. International Journal of Educational Research 2013, 59, 57-65.
- Butler C, Finniear J, Hill S. How do we do public service? The socio-psychological status of public servants. Public Money & Management 2011, 31(6), 395-402.